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Birchbox uses brick-and-mortar to learn about online shoppers

Birchbox opened its first brick-and-mortar retail location in New York City earlier this month, but its new store is just as much about improving its online experience as attracting offline customers.

Rent the Runway to enter fast-fashion market

Online apparel rental site Rent the Runway is now looking to compete in the fast-fashion market with retailers such as H&M and Forever 21.

Twitter targets e-commerce with acquisition of CardSpring

It looks like Facebook is not the only social network targeting e-commerce. Twitter announced that is acquiring payments infrastructure start-up CardSpring. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Facebook experimenting with 'buy' button

In a move to encourage more e-commerce on its platform, Facebook announced it is testing a "buy" button. The company said the button is designed to help businesses drive sales through Facebook in News Feed and on Pages.

Higgle brings dynamic pricing to social shopping

Social shopping site Higgle aims to blend social media and e-commerce with dynamic pricing for a new kind of retail experience. The online marketplace made its debut this week after six months of beta testing.'s PriceJump promises to beat Amazon on price

As Amazon continues to expand into new markets, retailers struggle to compete with the digital giant. Now a new tool from may give them a much needed boost.

Nordstrom in talks to buy Trunk Club

Nordstrom is looking to purchase Chicago-startup Trunk Club, a personal styling service for men.

EBay partners with Sotheby's to host online auctions

EBay and international auction house Sotheby's announced a new partnership to stream Sotheby's sales worldwide on the Web. Soon consumers will be able to buy antiques and fine pieces through the popular e-tailer.

Survey says mobile devices destroying home/work life balance

Mobile devices are invading the workplace. They are also blurring boundaries between business and personal life, according to recent survey from IDG Global Solutions, which found that 80 percent of all respondents research products or services for business on a tablet in the evening.

Book wars heat up as HarperCollins enters e-commerce

HarperCollins has relaunched its website to now sell the publisher's books, e-books and audiobooks directly to consumers as online book wars heat up.